We are thrilled to welcome our first managing director, Teri Miller. Teri joins us from Heat, where she spent the last 8 years. At Heat, she was hired to oversee the agency’s account team, and later became Heat’s director of marketing. Here at M|H, she’ll be overseeing the agency’s day to day operations, working closely with the account management, new business and marketing teams to guide the agency’s growth.
Teri knows our co-founder John Matejczyk from her days at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, where they worked on the HP account together. Turns out John was so impressed with Teri that he tried to recruit her to M|H when the agency first opened its doors.
“Teri and I first worked together years ago at Goodby, and I’ve wanted to work with her again ever since,” he says. “I actually called her when she was working in Colorado in 2009. We were just starting up and I asked her to come help us run the agency. She said she would, but she had just accepted her other gig. So this is a job offer eight years in the making.”
As for why Teri joined us, she says: “The creative energy is real, the consistently innovative work stands up with the best agencies in the country right now, and M|H is uncompromising in their support of their people and culture.”
Teri began her career at GS&P in Account Management on Hewlett Packard, E*TRADE and Pacific Bell (remember land lines?). She then worked on Nike at Wieden+Kennedy in Portland, Oregon, as team lead on Women’s, Running, Soccer and Cycling, before she moved to TDA_Boulder as the director of client services. Teri is Canadian, has a weird laugh, and she and her husband own a bar, Miller’s Rest, in San Francisco.